GP Events

Upcoming GP events

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development Program (QA & CPD) includes the promotion of GP participation in effective and efficient quality assurance and continuing professional development by encouraging and identifying high quality activities for GPs.

Healthscope has achieved both Endorsed Provider (Category 2) and Accredited Provider (Category 1) status with the RACGP.

Our dedicated continuation of education programs assist general practitioners to fulfil their accreditation criteria set out by the RACGP.

This activity will be delivered online via Zoom and a link will be emailed to participants following registration.

Melbourne Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting. The activity will be presented by Mr Phillip Antippa and Mr Ben Dunne (please see speaker profiles below)

Whilst a conclusive diagnosis of lung cancer may be made in the hospital setting, and under the care of a specialist, GPs have a pivotal role in recognising high risk patients, symptoms and imaging suggestive of lung cancer thus initiating appropriate investigation and a timely specialist referral.

This online update has been developed with a GP focus in order to review the burden of disease of Lung Cancer. Specialist Thoracic Surgeons from Melbourne Private Hospital will review and discuss symptoms, diagnostic and referral pathways that will assist GPs in identifying cases early, thus enhancing patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this activity, GPS will be able to:

  1. Outline current risk stratification for lung cancer
  2. Discuss the existing data supporting lung cancer screening, and the status of screening in Australia
  3. Recognise the importance of timely referral and progression to treatment in patients with suspected lung cancer
  4. Discuss the current treatment options available (including targeted therapies/immunotherapies) and the prognosis of lung cancer
  5. Utilise reference material and specialist information to implement new strategies and identify effective referral pathways that ensure timely diagnosis of patients with lung cancer.

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for Mr Antippa or Mr Dunne, to Cathie Bulfin (cathie.bulfin@healthscope.com.au).


PLEASE REGISTER HERE


Speaker Profiles:

Mr Phillip Antippa OAM MBBS FRACS

Head of Thoracic Surgical Service at Royal Melbourne Hospital
Thoracic Surgeon at Melbourne Private Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

Phillip is a specialist Thoracic Surgeon and the Head of Thoracic Surgical Service at Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). In addition, his main clinical appointments includes the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, as part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). Philip also operates privately at Melbourne Private Hospital in Parkville. Exposed to a large breadth of benign and malignant diseases of the chest, his work includes all aspects of Adult Thoracic Surgery including care of patients with malignancies of the chest and trauma surgery. He is also committed to research and teaching, as well as having an active role in the Trauma Unit at RMH. Phillip performs all aspects of Thoracic Surgery from advanced Bronchoscopy with Laser and stenting to advanced Pulmonary resections including VATS Lobectomy. He has an active interest in Chest Wall Trauma, Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction as well as Pectus Deformity Corrective surgery including the Nuss Procedure.


Mr Ben Dunne MBBCh BOA MRCS MS FRACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon @Melbourne Private Hospital, RMH, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Ben is a specialist Cardiothoracic surgeon whose main interest is Thoracic Surgery. His main clinical appointments are at the Royal Melbourne Hoispital (RMH) and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, as part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). Ben also operates privately at Melbourne Private Hospital in Parkville. Ben’s work includes all aspects of Adult Thoracic Surgery including care of patients with malignancies of the chest. He is also dedicated to clinical governance, leadership, education, and research with over 50 scientific publications and presentations, and has authored 2 chapters in major thoracic surgical textbooks. Having recently returned to Australia, Ben has joined the team at Royal Melbourne Hospital/ Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre working as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive and patient centred care. Ben performs all aspects of Thoracic Surgery.

In addition to RACGP CPD accredited events, Melbourne Private Hospital is pleased to offer a series of online educational videos that General Practitioners can complete at their convenience. To access this series of 4 RACGP CPD accredited Cardiology videos, please register by clicking the link below.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

You will receive your login details via an email from praxhub within 1 working day.

Once you are able to log in, please:

  1. Select CPD/CME option
  2. Select ‘Healthscope’ (~5th down the list)
  3. Here you will find the following 4 x cardiology CPD accredited activities:
    • Approach to Chest Pain (3 CPD points)
    • Atrial Fibrillation (2 CPD points)
    • Valvular Heart Disease (3 CPD points)
    • Heart Failure – The Dyspnoea Patient (3 CPD points)

For further information on our GP engagement program, please contact:

Cathie Bulfin - Melbourne Private Hospital Marketing Manager
M: 0427 056 903 | E: Cathie.Bulfin@healthscope.com.au

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